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#1 apiarist

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:53 PM

The Rugby community are trying to get The man of steel award renamed --Steve Prescott  Man of steel  it will only take a few minutes of your time please sign the petition that's going to go to the RFL          MANY THANKShttp://m.facebook.co...h=1AQHfDSAz&s=1



#2 Mumby Magic

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

With all due respect he hasn't passed away.


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#3 Padge

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:25 PM

Glad to see someone nicked my idea.  ;)



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#4 Larry the Leit

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

Steve Prescott seems like a nice guy.  I have to say he conducted himself very well whilst a player at Wakefield, and doubtless at Hull and Saints too and has a strong network of friends at all the clubs where he's played.  It is heartbreakingly sad that such a young man with a young family should be diagnosed with a terminal illness.  He and his family don't deserve this.

 

However this could happen to any one of us, and whilst he has done some undoubtedly fine campaigning, and raised awareness as well as donations, I don't see that as a reason why one of the major awards in the RL world should be named after him.  Plenty of people die of horrible conditions in horrible circumstances and yet we don't name awards after all of them.  

 

As I've put above, Steve seems to have made friends wherever he's been, a stark contrast to this year's MOS winner.  When Steve dies I'll remember Steve Prescott as a fine and brave player, and a decent and humble bloke. 

 

Probably not the most popular opinion, but I felt it needed saying.


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#5 1976PMJwires

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

Steve Prescott seems like a nice guy.  I have to say he conducted himself very well whilst a player at Wakefield, and doubtless at Hull and Saints too and has a strong network of friends at all the clubs where he's played.  It is heartbreakingly sad that such a young man with a young family should be diagnosed with a terminal illness.  He and his family don't deserve this.
 
However this could happen to any one of us, and whilst he has done some undoubtedly fine campaigning, and raised awareness as well as donations, I don't see that as a reason why one of the major awards in the RL world should be named after him.  Plenty of people die of horrible conditions in horrible circumstances and yet we don't name awards after all of them.  
 
As I've put above, Steve seems to have made friends wherever he's been, a stark contrast to this year's MOS winner.  When Steve dies I'll remember Steve Prescott as a fine and brave player, and a decent and humble bloke. 
 
Probably not the most popular opinion, but I felt it needed saying.



I agree with all of this, well thought out and well written.

I admire Steve as a past player, a good player but never one of the best....... From his sad illness he's inspired and motivated people.

Steve is a credit to his family and our game.

#6 Padge

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

Steve Prescott seems like a nice guy.  I have to say he conducted himself very well whilst a player at Wakefield, and doubtless at Hull and Saints too and has a strong network of friends at all the clubs where he's played.  It is heartbreakingly sad that such a young man with a young family should be diagnosed with a terminal illness.  He and his family don't deserve this.

 

However this could happen to any one of us, and whilst he has done some undoubtedly fine campaigning, and raised awareness as well as donations, I don't see that as a reason why one of the major awards in the RL world should be named after him.  Plenty of people die of horrible conditions in horrible circumstances and yet we don't name awards after all of them.  

 

As I've put above, Steve seems to have made friends wherever he's been, a stark contrast to this year's MOS winner.  When Steve dies I'll remember Steve Prescott as a fine and brave player, and a decent and humble bloke. 

 

Probably not the most popular opinion, but I felt it needed saying.

 

Its not a recognition of his sporting ability, but a recognition of his charity work much of which has benefited RL charities.

 

Yes other people get serious illness, yes other people raise money for charity, but it would be a bit silly selecting someone with no association with the sport to have a trophy named in their honour.



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#7 Larry the Leit

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 07:40 PM

I don't agree Padge, I also find it a bit macabre, the man is gladly still alive.


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#8 Padge

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:11 PM

I don't agree Padge, I also find it a bit macabre, the man is gladly still alive.

They have the Eusabio Cup presented by Eusabio in Portugal. The Ken Gee Cup for Wigan amateur clubs was often presented by the man himself. 

 

You don't have to be dead to have something named after you.



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#9 Larry the Leit

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 09:14 PM

Well let's name the first match of the season between Saints and Hull after him and move on.
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#10 hindle xiii

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 06:31 AM

I'd like to suggest people could have Prescott 1 printed on their rugby shirt, no matter which club they supported, be it this season or next or whatever shirt they have.


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